Architecture III

The discipline of architecture and its place within the academic environment are constantly confronted by the need for change and by the repetition of universal doubts and insecurities. The aims of the studio are to ceaselessly explore new design methods and architectural strategies, investigate the duality of the terms “architecture” and “ambience”, and revise architectural thinking to reflect new beginnings.

The development of computational technologies and the digitization of architectural tools have radically influenced architectural practice and architectural research. New design tools and fabrication technologies transform the discipline and require a larger role for experimentation, testing, prototyping and development. Studio Architecture III led by Imro Vaško and Shota Tsikoliya is focused on this digital / post-digital transformation of the field and explores its technological and aesthetical consequences.


prof. ak. arch. Imrich Vaško

Leads the Studio III at the VŠUP in Prague since autumn 2011. He is a Graduate of Prof. Dušana Kuzmu (1983). After his return from Fulbright Scholarship at the Yale University in 1991 he set up the Laboratory of Architecture at the VŠVU. In 1998 he acted as a guest professor at the  Rhode Island's School of Design. He lectured at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, RICE, Cornell University, CCNY, Universität für angewandte Kunst and Akademie der bildenden Kunst in Vienna. He also co-organized international architectural forums with Daniel Libeskind, Greg Lynn, Monika Mitášova, Marian Zervan and others. He co-operated with Jan Tabor and Wolf D. Prix on project WI:BRA. Amongst his focuses are conceptual and visionary architecture, urbanism, installations  and he deals with the tendencies of central European architecture and the Parallel modernism. He is the co-author of joined exposition of Czech and Slovak republic at the 7th Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2000. He also had a solo exhibition at the Fragner Gallery in 2001.  


MgA. Shota Tsikoliya, Ph.D, M.Sc.

is an architect, a researcher and an assistant professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD). His research is focused on a topic of Emergent Architecture. He teaches at the studio Architecture III (Prof. Imrich Vasko) at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD) and lectures at the CIEE Prague, course Science Engineering Technology.

He graduated in the studio Architecture III at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and at the Integrative Technologies And Architectural Design Research at the Institute of Computational Design University of Stuttgart. For one year, he studied at the Danish Academy of Arts, School of Architecture. He participated in and co-organized several workshops focused on innovative technologies. He worked in architecture offices in Prague, Berlin and Copenhagen. He is a co-founding partner of the architecture studio COLLARCH


nám. J. Palacha 80, 116 93, Praha 1
1st floor – room 106c 

251 098 210

prof. ak. arch. Imrich Vaško

doc. MgA. Shota Tsikoliya, M.Sc., Ph.D.

MON 14:00–16:30
THU 9:00–12:00

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